Yeah, that's a shocking way to do business. Their business model relies on people like you selling for them, and when they treat their own sales team like that, then they can't help. but to shoot themselves in their own foot!
That's just crazy, but they're aren't alone unfortunately. I've heard that happening plenty of times before and I have no doubt that I've about it happening plenty more time in the future.
In regards to Australian suppliers, sorry mate, I don't know of any.